Each R.Riveter handbag takes a journey across the country before arriving at your doorstep. Components are crafted by independent military spouses in their homes around the nation, and shipped to R.Riveter's FabShop to be assembled into a one-of-a-kind product.
The Otto is arguably R.Riveter’s most popular and iconic handbag. With an adjustable crossbody strap and functional handles, the Otto is an incredible bag for any occasion. Wear it on your shoulder with a shortened strap, carry it by the handles, or sling it across your body as a hands-free crossbody bag!
About The Makers Series Collection
R.Riveter's new Makers Series is a celebration of creatives.
Each collection in the series will feature different artists, and explore ways to incorporate various mediums and creative ideas into our American Handmade products.
Meet the Creative Behind the Makers Series Collection No.2: Lindsey Lindquist.
Lindsey is an abstract artist from North Carolina with a love for bold color. She refers to her style as “happy art” and that it is. We love that she uses energizing color and lets her emotions rule the paintbrush instead of overthinking, because it lends itself to a wonderful surprise of depth within each work.
We hope this collaboration with Lindsey encourages creativity and elevates your mood. These bold and fun colors are a great way to bring some joy to this colder season ahead. Head to our blog to read more about this year’s Maker.
Inspiration Behind The Name
The Otto was named after one of the original Rosie the Riveter’s, Mrs. Elinor Otto. When WWII began and men were pulled away from their jobs to serve their country, Mrs. Otto was one of the nearly 6 million women who went to work to keep the country moving forward. She worked until 2014 when she retired from Boeing, where she was responsible for working on every single C-17 plane that went through the plant.
The Otto is a special handbag. Not only does it pay homage to an incredible woman who helped pave the way for 21st century working women, it also empowers military spouses today. Each part and piece of the Otto is handcrafted by military spouses across the country, allowing them to earn flexible, mobile income in a transient life with their soldier.
Maintenance of R. Riveter Leather:
We love using real veg tanned leather in our handbags because they just better with age. If you happen to get scratches or water marks, you can usually get the bag looking new again with just a little maintenance.
Please click here to read about how to care for your veg tanned leather.
Canvas Care Suggestions:
When spot cleaning the canvas, we suggest using a brush or sponge with water only to wipe it off soiled area. We do not recommend using anything other than water as it could discolor canvas material.